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Different consideration for prior art based on jurisdiction(US and EP)

US In the US, prior art includes: any publication made before the deemed application date of the application; (35 USC 102(a)(1)); and any published patent application filed before the deemed ...
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USPTO patent search database no longer secure over web SSL https

You might try Espacenet, The Lens or PatentScope - all are https
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Filed earlier, published later

It is all about the filing dates. If application A is filed first then application A may be considered prior art for application B even if application B is filed before application A publishes. It ...
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Abandoned Patent

Since it was published 4 years before the time the new application was filed and then abandoned with no patent related to the application issued or continuation filed, the information in the published ...
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Mobile application Social network module patents

Will I face any issue related patent or copyright problems? This is very hard to say. Almost certainly you should be prepared to do a patent search. Developing within, say Xcode, using the built in ...
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How do I identify prior art on US20060272266A1 Modular Structure in the form of a question?

This application went abandoned many years ago. You can look up the complete history of recent US patent applications at USPTO's Public PAIR web site. It allows access to all documents submitted by ...
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Is this patent abandoned?

I went to the US Public Pair to check this patent's status. Checking the Fees tab yields "Patent expired on 02/29/2004 due to non-payment of maintenance fee.". It might be possible to resurrect the ...
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Is this prior art or not? When a CCA-NC license precedes?

Without going into all the intricacies, prior art is anything that is made available to the public before the priority date. It doesn't really matter what licence it is under when it is released. The ...
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Doesn't the publication of the Pharmaceutical Care Practices in 1998 and 2004 constitute public disclosure?

As I understand it, publication of a book outlining the details of what is claimed in the patent more than a year prior to the patent being applied for constitutes public disclosure of the information ...
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Partial disclosure of EP2709017A1 before the patent filing date of Sep 14, 2012

EP2709017 A1 is not a patent but a patent application, however intention to grant was communicated to applicant and the patent will be granted in designated European contracting states as taxes have ...
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Mobile App Patent

You can perform a patentability search by searching on Google patents and on the USPTO to figure out generally what has already been patented and what patent applications have been filed. However, in ...

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